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Tuesday, Jul. 23, 2024

Tuesday August 29, 2023 4:59 a.m. – Deputies responded to a residence on Tyler Street in the Village of Middle Point to investigate a report of domestic violence. The suspect had left the scene prior to units arriving. Two warrants have been issued by Van Wert Municipal Court for Frank Leroy Ross, 54, of Middle […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 8:44 am. FILED UNDER: Law Enforcement

The sun set on Day No. 1 of the Van Wert County Fair on Tuesday. Weather conditions were nice for the fair and the pleasant conditions will continue into the weekend. Today is Senior Citizens Day at the fair, with free admission for all seniors 60 and over until 4 p.m. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

Day No. 1 of the Van Wert County Fair is in the books. A variety of activities, shows, games, food, rides and more were offered on opening day, and those options and more will be available today through Labor Day Monday. Bob Barnes/Van Wert independent

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor The City of Van Wert continues to fight levels of TTHM (total trihalomethanes) that are above drinking water standards. The topic was addressed by Safety-Service Director Jay Fleming during Monday night’s meeting of Van Wert City Council. The most recent round of testing showed levels above the standard of 0.080 mg/L. “We […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff/submitted information Van Wert County Auditor Jami Bradford has announced that tentative property values for 2023 reappraisal are now available for review. The new property values are displayed on the Van Wert County Auditor’s website. For office hour inquiries, call the Van Wert Auditor’s office at 419.238.0843 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:02 am. FILED UNDER: News

VW independent staff All Van Wert County offices, along with Van Wert city offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of Labor Day. Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed by one day.

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor It’s one of the bigger non-conference rivalries around but one team has had the upper hand in recent years. Not counting the COVID-19 season of 2020, when the two teams didn’t play, Crestview has won eight straight in the ongoing series against Wayne Trace, including a 14-6 victory last year. Wayne Trace’s […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

SCOTT TRUXELL/independent editor While he’s had help all around, it’s been the Brylen Parker show during Van Wert’s first two football games. The 6-0, 200 pound senior quarterback has completed 33-of-47 passes for 583 yards, eight touchdowns and zero interceptions and he’s logged 40 carries for 337 yards and five more scores. Along with those […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:01 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

VW independent sports Volleyball Coldwater 3 Crestview 2 CONVOY — It took five sets but Coldwater defeated Crestview 24-26, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23, 15-8 on Tuesday. Cali Gregory finished with 15 assists, 14 digs and 13 kills. Adelyn Figley led the Lady Knights with 15 kills and Myia Etzler added 13, while Ellie Kline had 22 […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports

Wayne Trace’s Paige Alber (far right, No. 8) and teammates celebrate after she broke the school record for number of aces in a match. Alber, a senior setter, finished with 11 aces in a five-set match against Liberty Center on Monday, breaking the previous record of nine. Liberty Center won the match 14-25, 25-18, 25-11, […]

POSTED: 08/30/23 at 4:00 am. FILED UNDER: Sports